Obituaries

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Florence Welk

Florence “Flo” Welk, 83, of Gresham, died on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. She was born at home in Red Springs on a straw mattress on Aug. 7, 1933, to parents Oscar Schultz and Leora Putman.

She is survived by her children, John Welk and his wife, Sue (Munson), Barbara Welk Mendoza and her husband, David, Richard Welk and his wife, Trisha (Sweere), James Welk and his wife, Darlene (Grignon), and Brian Welk; sister, Mary Schultz Katch, and her husband, Mathias; brother, Oscar Schultz, and his wife, Brenda; 11 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; 25 great-stepgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Flo, as known to her family and friends, graduated from Gresham High School in 1953 — the first of three generations to graduate from Gresham High. She moved to Milwaukee, where she met her husband of 36 years, Alfred Welk. They lived in Cudahy for several years before moving their family back to Gresham.

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22
Dec

Dorothy A. Behm

Dorothy A. Behm, 74, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at the St. Joseph Residence in New London from complications following surgery.

Dorothy was born in Phelps on Oct. 26, 1942, as the daughter of the late Guy and Viola (Pedrick) Preston. She graduated from Eagle River High School in 1959 and soon after moved to Clintonville, where she worked at the Hanson Glove Factory.

Dorothy met Carl Behm and the couple were united in marriage on Nov. 6, 1965, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marion. The young couple farmed in the town of Dupont, Waupaca County, for a number of years before moving to Marion, where they resided since.

Dorothy was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church over the years and was employed at Marion Elementary School, where she worked in the food service department.

Wed
21
Dec

Thomas W. Dalton

Thomas “Tom” W. Dalton, 66, of Clintonville, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Friday morning, Dec. 16, 2016.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the family.

eberhardtstevenson.com

Wed
21
Dec

Kay J. Erickson

Kay J. Erickson, 76, of Shawano, formerly of Gladstone, Michigan, became pain-free on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, after a battle with cancer.

Kay had a big personality and was loved by many friends and co-workers.

Kay is survived by her son, Michael (Kathy) Erickson, of New Berlin; her grandchildren, Corrin and Nathan; and her brother, John Thornton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold D. and Cora C. (Mueller) Thornton, and her brother, Robert Thornton.

In keeping with Kay’s request, there will not be a public funeral service. It was her wish that you remember her by sharing memories of her with family and friends.

Mickelson Funeral Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.

Wed
21
Dec

Elise Croft

Elise Croft, 62, of Cecil, passed away on Dec. 15, 2016.

Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family.

www.HonorOne.com

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21
Dec

Florence Welk

Florence Welk, 83, of Gresham, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016.

Arrangements are pending with Swedberg Funeral Home.

www.swedbergfuneralhome.com

Wed
21
Dec

Daryl R. Wanner

Daryl Robert Wanner, 54, of Clintonville, passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, in Appleton. He was born in Oconto Falls on Jan. 13, 1962, to Philip and Lucille (Browy) Wanner.

Daryl had a great sense of humor and could always make people laugh with his “dad jokes.” He enjoyed fishing and hunting and taught hunters safety for the last 13 years.

Daryl loved riding his Harley and was part of the Wolf River Chapter of Harley Hogs, was part of the Iron Workers Apprentice Committee and earned the Red Badge from Iron Workers Local 8.

Daryl could also make a “mean” pig roast, but more than anything, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Wed
21
Dec

Stanley J. Gorecki

Stanley J. “Stash” Gorecki, 90, of Shawano, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. He was born in Kenosha on Jan. 4, 1926, to the late Stanley and Anna (Lasniak) Gorecki.

Following his graduation from Kenosha High School, Stanley served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Bergen. He served from July 1944 through May 1946, during which time he received the following medals: Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison before being drafted into professional baseball by Philadelphia, where he played for two years.

Along with his brother, Joe, Stanley was manager and co-owner of Gorecki Sentry Foods in Kenosha. On June 11, 1960, he was united in marriage to Barbara Struss; the couple moved to the Legend Lake area in 1977. Barbara preceded him in death on March 14, 2007. Stanley was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano.

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21
Dec

Gordon L. Shulze

Gordon L. Shulze, 88, of Navarino, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was born at Elcho (Antigo Memorial Hospital) on May 2, 1928, to the late Edwin E. and Mabel (Orr) Shulze. He graduated from Elcho High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army. He only had a couple of months basic training and was then sent to Nara, Japan, where he served with Battery A 90th Field Artillery Battalion. He was a member of the Bonduel American Legion. On return from the service, he ran his mother’s farm at Elcho and was a bookkeeper for the Boat Co. in Elcho.

Gordon married Alice F. Rasmussen on Nov. 8, 1952, and in November 1953 bought a farm at Pearson, where they farmed for 20 years before moving to Navarino, where they operated a farm with their son, Michael.

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Dec

Neil C. Etheridge

Neil C. Etheridge, 94, of New London, passed away surrounded by family Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Appleton.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting his family.

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